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Stocche Forbes Advogados
04538-132 SÃO PAULO SP
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Work Department

Project Finance, Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Regulated Industries, Public Law, Power, Oil & Gas e Concessions and PPPs.


Partner of the firm.


Guilherme has been working for over 20 years in financial and corporate transactions involving companies and assets in infrastructure, industrial and real estate sectors. Guilherme was an international associate at Dewey Ballantine LLP, in New York.


Portuguese and English


Member of the Brazilian Bar Association.


Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – 1998. Masters in Laws Degree (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics – 2003.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Banking and finance

Among Stocche Forbes Advogados‘ key attributes, sources highlight its ‘great track record in banking and finance deals‘, its ‘very strong knowledge of the market and regulatory regime‘ and also its ‘partner-led service‘. A prominent player in borrower-side mandates, the group is particularly commended for its ‘experience in dealing with complex deals involving different lenders, financing instruments and security packages‘. Among the team’s highlights, Rio de Janeiro-based Frederico Moura advised Xingu Rio Transmissora de Energia (a Brazilian vehicle controlled by China’s State Grid), on a long-term financing from Brazilian National Development Bank BNDES. In Sao Paulo, Marcos Ribeiro advised Nordea Bank on the local aspects of its credit line to Norskan – the security package included assets from Norskan’s subsidiaries around the world, including its Brazilian subsidiary. Other key names include Guilherme Forbes (‘hands-on and technically excellent‘), Miriam Signor (‘very knowledgeable and one of the most dedicated and detailed-oriented lawyers around‘) and Henrique Filizzola — all are based in Sao Paulo.

Brazil > Bankruptcy and restructuring

Stocche Forbes Advogados has a notable creditor-side restructuring practice. Illustrating its commitment to this area, the firm promoted Guilherme Gaspari Coelho to partner in December 2018. He was involved in advisng an ad hoc group of bondholders in the judicial reorganisation of the Tonon Group, and also worked alongside Guilherme Forbes to advise an ad hoc committee of lenders on the $1.6bn restructuring of Samarco Mineração. However, firm founding partner and department head Domingos Refinetti left the firm having reached its mandatory retirement age; he has moved to Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados as an associate counsel. Frederico Moura is a key contact in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

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The ‘efficient‘ team at Stocche Forbes Advogados is best known for corporate, financing and restructuring transactions in the infrastructure sector. Of late, the group has been particularly busy with energy sector projects: long-term client CELSE relied on it for the financing for the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a combined-cycle thermal power plant, for example. Guilherme Forbes and Miriam Signor are stand-out names in São Paulo, while the team can also count on project finance experts in Rio de Janeiro.